Jovis, 15 die Aprilis, 1675.
A PETITION of several Woollen Drapers of
Essex and Suffolk, and other Places; complaining
of Abuses and Exactions in collecting the Duty of Aulnage, was read.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed, to
examine the Matter of the said Petition; and what Abuses
and Exactions they find in collecting the Duty of Aulnage;
and to consider of Expedients for Redress therein; and
report the State of the Matter, with their Opinions therein,
to the House: And it is referred to Sir John Brampston,
Sir Charles Wheeler, Col. Titus, Lord O Bryan, Colonel
Strangewayes, Mr. Sawyer, Sir Thomas Littleton, Sir
George Downeing, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Sir Robert Thomas,
Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Nicholas Morris, Sir Edm. Jenings,
Sir Geo. How, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Lord Angier, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir John Talbott, Mr. Spry, Sir Hen. Capell,
Sir Nico. Carew, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir John Holland, Sir
John Henmer, Mr. Foote, Mr. Crouch, Lord Ancram,
Mr. Greenvile, Sir Richard Everrard, Sir William Doyley,
Colonel Strode, Mr. Chetwynn, Sir Tho. Dolman: And
all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet
on Friday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon,
in the Star Chamber.
Answer to Address.
Mr. Speaker reports from the King, That he had attended his Majesty Yesterday, with the Address of Thanks
of this House: And that his Majesty had returned this
"That He had a great Confidence in this House of
Commons: And that the House might be confident, that
He would always preserve them in the Established Religion, and in their Liberties and Properties."
Privilege-Detention of a Member.
The Marshal of the King's Bench being called into the
House, to give an Account of the Order, sent to him,
to bring Sir John Prettiman to the House; and having
given an Account, why he had not at present obeyed
And being withdrawn;
And a Debate arising thereupon;
Resolved, &c. That the Matter of Sir John Prettiman's
Case, a Member of this House, being detained a Prisoner
in the King's Bench, and thereby hindered from attending
the Service of the House, be referred to the Committee
of Privileges; to take the same into their Consideration,
the first Business this Afternoon; and to report the
Matter, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And
such Members of this House as are of the Long Robe,
are to attend the said Committee.
Duke of Lauderdale.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom it is referred
to draw up the Reasons and Grounds relating to the
Duke of Lauderdale, be impowered to send for Persons,
Papers, and Records.
Westminster Court of Conscience.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill or
Bills for the erecting a Court of Conscience, within the
City of Westminster, and the Liberties thereof, for the
better Government of the poorer Sort of People.
Southwarke Court of Conscience.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill or Bills
for erecting a Court of Conscience, within the Borough
of Southwarke, and other Places within the Bills of Mortality, which are not in the City of London.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for
taking Affidavits in the Country, to be returned into the
Exchequer, and all other Courts, wherein there is no
Provision for that Purpose already made.
Rolls of Parliament produced.
The original Records of the Rolls of Parliament of
the 2 of R. the II. N. 28. the 36 of Ed. III. N. 9. and
the 4 of H. IVth, N. 56. being brought in, according
to the Order of the House; and read at the Clerk's
Table; and a Debate arising thereupon;
Resolved, &c. That the Debate be adjourned to this
Day Sevennight, Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon:
And that it be referred to a Committee to translate into
English, such Part of the Rolls of Parliament of 2 Rich. II.
N. 28. 36° Edward III. N. 9. and 4° H. IV. N. 56. as
hath been now read; and search, whether the same be
upon the Statute Rolls, or not.
And it is referred to Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Serjeant Seis,
Mr. Powle, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir John
Hanmer, Sir John Trevor, Sir John Bramston, Mr. Serjeant
Maynard, Sir Nich. Pedley, Mr. Sacheverell, Mr. Garraway, Sir Joseph Treddenham, Sir Richard Temple, Sir
Eliab Harvy, Sir Sam. Bernardiston, and all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe; or any Three of them.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.